Contributor Chelsea Harris explores college transition programs for autistic students as well as the transition process, including different support models.
Additional scholarships include the Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships (two scholarships) and the Lisa Higgins Hussman Scholarship, 15 of which were awarded last year.
One thing to keep in mind no matter where you end up—be it a friend’s house, your family home, or a relative’s place—is that if you begin to feel overwhelmed by the new environment or sudden transition, you should look for a quiet place to gather your thoughts. Don’t worry about exiting a stressful situation and seeking a solitary spot to calm yourself.
Interview. Availability for college students is important as well. Do therapists have office hours that coincide with their class schedule? What is their availability in between appointments if a need arises?
Talk with your professors about your potential needs, whether that means a quiet testing environment, extended time on projects, or organizational assistance.
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Are you an autistic college student who feels worried or stressed, and want to know whether there’s more going on? This post may provide some answers.
Unsure what providing accommodations to autistic students means in practical terms? Accommodations can be easy to implement and bring positive results.